precision


precision
noun
ADJECTIVE
absolute, deadly, perfect, pinpoint

The captain struck again with deadly precision.

The rebels launched missiles with pinpoint precision.

extreme, great, high, utmost

We can now choose our targets with greater precision.

high precision measurement tools

The movements are executed with the utmost precision.

analytical, mathematical, military, scientific, surgical, technical

He organized the team with military precision.

… OF PRECISION
degree

Chimps are able to manipulate objects with a high degree of precision.

VERB + PRECISION
call for, demand, require

surgery which requires great precision

improve, increase
lack

His rambling writing style just lacks precision.

PRECISION + NOUN
engineering
instrument, tool

the finest timepieces and precision instruments

measurement

precision measurements of these atoms

bombing, strike

They back their forces with precision air strikes.

weapons

high-tech precision weapons

PREPOSITION
with precision

These items cannot be dated with any precision.

precision in

a new era of precision in engineering

PHRASES
a lack of precision

Any lack of precision in the contract could give rise to a dispute.


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